Thursday update

Cinnamon at the Blind Bear has lost her Coolest Bartender Name title. Yesterday I was informed there’s a bartender at The Paramount named Jalapeño.

Tomorrow, Friday, July 1, is Canada Day, and Kooky Canuck will celebrate with specials. $2.50 Canadian bottles, $5.00 Canadian Club.

NBA free agency negotiations begin at 5:00 this afternoon. Expect to see stories breaking on Bleacher Report’s NBA page, possibly about Grizzlies players Tyus Jones and Kyle Anderson.

Ghost River on Beale will celebrate its 1-year anniversary Sunday, July 2. $5.00 craft pints 5-8 PM, T-shirt throws, Pam & Terry performing 5:30-10:00 PM.

There will be a South Main Neighborhood Cleanup this Saturday. Meet at Slider Inn Downtown at 10 AM if you are interested in helping. Equipment will be provided.

Michael Shelby and Ted Ludwig will play the front porch of South Point Grocery Friday from 5 to 7. Shelby, who plays the sax, is a South Main resident and a music teacher at the University of Memphis.

You probably knew you could get BBQ from the Rendezvous or Central BBQ delivered to your door, nationwide… but did you know you can order a pizza from Naples, flash-frozen?

Emoni Bates won’t be back in Tiger blue. He’s transferring to his hometown college, Eastern Michigan.

Another day, another piece of shit gets sentenced to prison. Don’t drop the soap, R. Kelly.

Want to be a mentor for the Memphis Grizzlies Training Institute? Sign up for this virtual training to be held on Wednesday, July 6.

ABC 24 has a look at the renovations happening at radio station WLOK.

From Action News 5: MPD is doubling the number of police officers on Beale Street.

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice today at 11.

Jameson Rodgers and Elvis Shane play KIX on Beale tonight at 7:30. Free show in Handy Park.

Max Kaplan plays an acoustic set at Live on the Tracks at Central Station tonight 6:30 to 9:30.

The Redbirds play Jacksonville tonight at 7:05 at AutoZone Park. There will be $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $1 hot dogs.

That’s it for today. Back tomorrow with more news.